It’s easy to get carried away with practical jokes. One minute, you’re laying down the banana peel; the next, you’re hiding the body. But 31-year-old Jason Willis might be worse than any of us at knowing how far is too far. Willis has been ordered by a judge to stop using the internet until his jokes improve, or for the next two-and-a-half years.
Willis’ trouble started back in November of 2012 when, like many of us (I’m looking at you, “well-hung married man seeks casual fling”), he used Craigslist to make a big mistake.
Willis set up a fake Craigslist ad to send suitors–one of whom arrived naked except for a trench coat–to the house of the plaintiff, whose name is reportedly Dawn.
Dawn explains her shock, saying one of her visitors: “had my full name. He knew my address. And he said, ‘Oh, I got it off of Craigslist. You put an ad on there.’” Of Willis, the man who cannot handle the internet, Dawn only says: “[Willis’] idea of a joke is much different than other people’s idea of a joke.”
As violating as Willis’ “joke” was for Dawn, I think it’s fascinating that Willis has been banned from the Internet essentially because his jokes suffer from all the freedom it affords him.
Sometimes we know how he feels.
- Maybe Willis should try his hand at some “Your Mom” jokes instead
- 53 terrible jokes in under four minutes
- The real tragedy here is Willis will have to wait to play “Goat Simulator”
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